News in Immigration and Refugee Law
Advocates for Roma refugees have for years blamed the group's low asylum acceptance rates on the poor legal representation they received during the asylum process.
When: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Toronto Public Library - Flemingdon Park, 29 St. Dennis Drive, North York, ON
Canada's Immigration System: Who Gets In is an overview of the law that dictates who may come to Canada permanently, or for a temporary purpose such as a visitor or student.
Opposition to the CPR was on the grounds that it placed sponsored newcomers, especially women, at increased risk of abuse.
When: Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. ET
Where: Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave., Toronto M5R 1C7
Panel discussion on refugee rights in 2017: is Toronto really a sanctuary city / refugee experience with Islamophobia, anti-black racism / healthcare for refugees / refugee claimants and human rights.
The chief has few answers on how police are abiding by the city's don't ask, don't tell policy on undocumented immigrants, says Alok Mukherjee, former chair of the Toronto Police Services Board.
Even Canada's border services officers, who have the sole discretion to decide where an immigration detainee will be held, have said they aren't qualified to make such decisions.
A new CBSA report outlines its intention to reduce the use of maximum-security jails and "better align" itself with international and domestic standards for immigration detention.
The email falsely claims that refugees earn more each year than Canadian seniors living on pension income.
Despite a big increase in the number of asylum claims, Ontario faces a 37 per cent funding reduction from Ottawa this year for legal services for refugee claimants.